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Making Wikis WORK For Your
Classroom
Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload,
helping both you an...
Making Wikis WORK For Your
Classroom
Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload,
helping both you an...
Making Wikis WORK For Your
Classroom
Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload,
helping both you an...
Making Wikis WORK For Your
Classroom
Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload,
helping both you an...
Making Wikis WORK For Your
Classroom
Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload,
helping both you an...
No Feverish Writing!
 MACUL Space: maculspace.ning.com
  My Profile: Members>Search:Lawrence Bruce
  Multiple File Types (S...
Introductory Resources

 Wiki Walk-Through: http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
 EduWikis: http://educationalwikis.w...
What Are Wikis?


 Session for all levels, but perhaps not
 everyone
 Necessary thoughts on design, important
 for beginne...
The Field...        Many Collaborators




Static                                   Dynamic




               One Author
The Field...                         Many Collaborators




Static                                                        ...
The Field...                    Many Collaborators




Static                                               Dynamic
      ...
The Field...                Many Collaborators




Static                                                     Dynamic


  ...
The Field...                Many Collaborators


                                                    Social
              ...
The Field...                Many Collaborators


                                                     Social
             ...
The Field...                     Many Collaborators


                                                         Social
    ...
The Field...                Many Collaborators


                                                    Social
              ...
Wikis Do it All

 The possibilities with wikis are
 endless
 What do you want your wiki to DO?
 Determine function, then p...
Function


 Variables impacting function
  Audience: students, parents, both, neither
  Accessibility: computer lab, singl...
Examples
Publishing Student Projects
Facilitating Student Projects
Use a Template
Class Calendar
Curriculum Guide
Portfolio
Publishing Student Projects
 Students create all sorts of projects through the year
 Work deserves to be displayed
 Publis...
Facilitating Student Projects
 Student-created web pages as an assessment of
 learning
 Students can embed media, hyperlin...
Use a Template

 A blank slate can be intimidating for many students
 Create a template that is more directive and include...
Class Calendar

 Ever have a student absent?
 Issue instructional materials, directions, media, links,
 resources, etc.
 U...
Curriculum Guide
 Instructional platform based on content
 expectations
 Place instructional content on expectation pages
...
Portfolio - Student Pages
 Curriculum = Template for student page
 Students link demonstration of understanding to
 expect...
Lasting Value

                Wikis Demand Participation
                Create Somthing to be
                USED
     ...
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Making Wikis Work

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Wikis are being used at an alarming rate, but often many die as they are not utilized to the extent to which wikis are purposed. I aim to reinvent the functional wiki and demonstrate how creative thinking can increase what your class website can DO for you.

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Making Wikis Work

  1. 1. Making Wikis WORK For Your Classroom Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload, helping both you and your students to achieve more than ever before. Lawrence Bruce @bruce1lj Union City Community Schools bruce1lj@gmail.com High School U.S. History, World Studies mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Making Wikis WORK For Your Classroom Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload, helping both you and your students to achieve more than ever before. Lawrence Bruce Union City Community Schools @bruce1lj bruce1lj@gmail.com High School U.S. History, World Studies mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com
  3. 3. Making Wikis WORK For Your Classroom Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload, helping both you and your students to achieve more than ever before. Lawrence Bruce @bruce1lj Union City Community Schools bruce1lj@gmail.com High School U.S. History, World Studies mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com
  4. 4. Making Wikis WORK For Your Classroom Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload, helping both you and your students to achieve more than ever before. @bruce1lj Lawrence Bruce bruce1lj@gmail.com Union City Community Schools High School U.S. History, World Studies mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com
  5. 5. Making Wikis WORK For Your Classroom Take your wiki to the next level by increasing the wiki workload, helping both you and your students to achieve more than ever before. Lawrence Bruce @bruce1lj Union City Community Schools bruce1lj@gmail.com High School U.S. History, World Studies mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com
  6. 6. No Feverish Writing! MACUL Space: maculspace.ning.com My Profile: Members>Search:Lawrence Bruce Multiple File Types (Slideshare, Google Doc, PPT, Keynote, etc) While there, join the conversations by becoming a member! Class Wiki: mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com “MACUL Visitors” Same options as above
  7. 7. Introductory Resources Wiki Walk-Through: http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/ EduWikis: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Wikispaces for Educators: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/ teachers Wikispaces Features: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/features Notice a trend? Wikispaces is worth promoting!
  8. 8. What Are Wikis? Session for all levels, but perhaps not everyone Necessary thoughts on design, important for beginners on up
  9. 9. The Field... Many Collaborators Static Dynamic One Author
  10. 10. The Field... Many Collaborators Static Dynamic Developed by “experts” using Dreamweaver, NVU, Traditional iWeb, FrontPage - web files hosted on purchased Website server space (GoDaddy, MobileMe, et al) or on school web space. One Author
  11. 11. The Field... Many Collaborators Static Dynamic Weebly, Squarespace, Google Sites, Webs Traditional Web-Based Website Publishing One Author
  12. 12. The Field... Many Collaborators Static Dynamic Blogs Traditional Web-Based Website Blogs are blogs... Publishing One Author
  13. 13. The Field... Many Collaborators Social Networking Facebook, Ning Static Dynamic Blogs Traditional Web-Based Website Publishing One Author
  14. 14. The Field... Many Collaborators Social Networking Course Management Static Moodle, Blackboard, Dynamic Edmodo Blogs Traditional Web-Based Website Publishing One Author
  15. 15. The Field... Many Collaborators Social Networking Course They continue to Management span the Static spectrum, they Wikis Dynamic do it all! Blogs Traditional Web-Based Website Publishing One Author
  16. 16. The Field... Many Collaborators Social Networking Course Management Static Wikis Dynamic Blogs Traditional Web-Based Website Publishing One Author
  17. 17. Wikis Do it All The possibilities with wikis are endless What do you want your wiki to DO? Determine function, then plan for design
  18. 18. Function Variables impacting function Audience: students, parents, both, neither Accessibility: computer lab, single workstation in classroom, 1:1
  19. 19. Examples Publishing Student Projects Facilitating Student Projects Use a Template Class Calendar Curriculum Guide Portfolio
  20. 20. Publishing Student Projects Students create all sorts of projects through the year Work deserves to be displayed Publish student work along with assignment description Allow for feedback and reflection New Deal Presentations http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/7.1.3+Presentations+10
  21. 21. Facilitating Student Projects Student-created web pages as an assessment of learning Students can embed media, hyperlink to outside sources Discussions can be held on page content Use rubrics for evaluation The Big Kahuna http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/Big+Kahuna+2013
  22. 22. Use a Template A blank slate can be intimidating for many students Create a template that is more directive and includes the objective Inaugural Addresses http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/08-09+Inaugural+Address+6th
  23. 23. Class Calendar Ever have a student absent? Issue instructional materials, directions, media, links, resources, etc. Use a “calendar template” to make this task simple This Day in History http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/Class+Homework+Calendar
  24. 24. Curriculum Guide Instructional platform based on content expectations Place instructional content on expectation pages Involve students Include elements of both instruction and assessment Curriculum Page http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/Curriculum
  25. 25. Portfolio - Student Pages Curriculum = Template for student page Students link demonstration of understanding to expectation to have been learned Discussion and reflection on their work Demonstrate and evaluate growth and learning Student Pages http://mrbruceshistory.wikispaces.com/Class+of+2013
  26. 26. Lasting Value Wikis Demand Participation Create Somthing to be USED Open structure + Open Mind = Function

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